How to participate in the liveblog chat:
Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!
Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at 2:00 p.m. EST.
I will probably not be able to attend since I’m going to a D.C. Bronies meetup. If I don’t make it, please go ahead and have it without me, and copypasta the results in the comments. Whenever I do get around to watching it, I’ll update this post with livebloggery.
Chatlog below the cut!
<Froborr> Okay, finally starting ep 7.
<Froborr> Deep-fried assorted objects. Huh.
<Froborr> Oh no, her quasi-adoptive pseudo-family is going to sexually harrass her, araen’t they?
<Froborr> Because that’s funny, as opposed to absolutely freaking horrifying.
<Froborr> Can Mako and her entire family please die in a fire, like, seven episodes ago?
<Froborr> Knife. Throwing. Club. Wat.
<Froborr> What is a Nanjing Lil–wait.
<Froborr> Did they just make the RAPE OF NANKING into a weird joke?
<Froborr> Fuck this show.
<Froborr> …okay, starting a fight club is actually kinda clever, except of course it’ll never be approved.
<Froborr> Oh, they’re addressing that.
<Froborr> Satsuki continues to be 10,000x better than the show she’s stuck in.
<Froborr> Yes, drown her n paperwork! This episode suddenly got much better.
<Froborr> Wait, no, and then it turned shitty, because Mako is going to have a significant role.
<Froborr> …was that mutant frog people club? I think my high school had one of those.
<Froborr> Wait, no, I’m getting it confused with Sunnydale again.
<Froborr> So, what happens to utterly destroy their new life?
<Froborr> Ah, of course, it’s one of those episodes where trying to rise above your station leads to misery. Because stations are a thing people have.
<Froborr> Okay, the dog living the high life made me chuckle.
<Froborr> Ah, so Satsuki’s scheme is for their success to corrupt them.
<Froborr> Boo on Ryuko missing the peeping, that’s bullshit.
<Froborr> Yes yes, seeking power within a corrupt system inherently means accepting that corruption.
<Froborr> Huh, I just realized I don’t hate Mako nearly as much in this fight sequence as I do normally.
<Froborr> So, that episode was a thing that happened.
<Froborr> And so Ryuko condemned a family to poverty so crushing they can’t even afford real meat. What a happy ending.
<Froborr> Hmm, a plot development? Satsuki’s been using Ryuko, eh? No surprise there.
<Froborr> Final thought: Nowhere near as bad as I feared. Around the middle of the road for this show. Still not impressed with the series.